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The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

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It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

Writers:

Judy Rothman Rofé (screenplay), E.B. White (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Father (voice)
Mary Steenburgen ... Mother (voice)
Reese Witherspoon ... Serena (voice)
Seth Green ... Boyd (voice)
Carol Burnett ... Mrs. Hammerbotham (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Monty (voice)
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Sam Beaver (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Louie (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Melissa Disney ... Billie (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Serena (cygnet) / Paramedic / Newscaster (voice)
Elizabeth Daily ... Ella (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Pamela Adlon ... A.G. Skinner (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Steve Vinovich ... Maurice / Ranger (voice)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Sweets (voice)
Corey Burton ... Senator (voice)
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Storyline

It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

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Plot Keywords:

swan | animal | skunk | mute | trumpet | See All (12) »

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Sometimes being different helps you to find your voice!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trumpet of the Swan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,202, 13 May 2001

Gross USA:

$102,202

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$628,387
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In early trailers for the film, the character "Louie" was spelled "Louis" and pronounced as "Lewis". See more »

Goofs

The trumpet changes color throughout the film. Sometimes the trumpet's color is gold, when the trumpet is supposed to be silver. See more »

Quotes

Ella: [while Ella and Billie are playing a game, Louie stands nearby] You've got the beat, bro. Wanna join in?
Louie: [to himself] If only she knew how much.
Ella: Oh, sorry.
Billie: Now see what you did?
Ella: Sorry. It's not my fault he's, you know, defective.
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Connections

Features Rabbit Fire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Me Serena
Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Tim Carmon
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It's OK.
10 November 2014 | by Shopaholic35See all my reviews

It's rather silly but nevertheless it's watchable. I just found that it couldn't capture my interest as there was something missing. It wasn't as magical as it should have been. I've personally never read the actual story but this movie adaptation version seems dull and feels like they have tried to make it fit into an "Ugly Duckling" format.

I don't think I would recommend watching this movie. It is fine if there is nothing else on but it just doesn't have enough to offer the audience. Louie also feels more pathetic than discouraged. It's hard to watch him interact with his family and then later with the human world. Although the ending turns out how you would expect it brings little resolution to the movie.

Oh, and minor side note... Louie the swan's father is a jerk.


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